The Boat by Nam Le
This book comes with a great recommendation from a fabulous Australian author, Helen Garner, who says "A fearless new Australian voice that accepts no geographical limits: these are stories of leaping power and the most breathtaking grace and intimacy". I am enjoying it, even though I am in a bit of a reading slump. This teaser is from a story who's wife has recently passed away, and on the day he is scheduled to meet is daughter for the first time in 17 years, he is given a cancer diagnosis:
"For years after that day, I'd continue to be amazed by the ability of her body to hold light. Even at the end - when she was flat and wooden under the hospice sheets. I'd watch her endlessly: following her body across each foot and nook of my studio; outside, walking through Central Park, lying down, the sun caught in her skin - or in bathtubs, watching how the water refracted the light on her face."Can't wait to read other people's teasers.